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Favia leptophylla. Brazil. Showing the typically smooth surface of a large massive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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Profile lexID: 4390 AphiaID: 288073 Scientific: Favia leptophylla German: Hirnkoralle English: Knob Coral Category: Sten koraller LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Favia (Genus) > leptophylla (Species) Initial determination: Verrill, 1868 Occurrence: , Mozambique Brasilien Sea depth: Meter Size: bis zu 25cm Temperature: 24°C - 27°C Food: fytoplankton, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys Tank: ~ 200 Liter Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Data deficient (DD) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Favia leptophylla Verrill, 1868
Characters: Colonies are massive, flattened rather than hemispherical and commonly over one metre across. Corallites are compact, neatly rounded and uniform in size. Septo-costae are exsert and are equal and uniformly spaced.
Colour: Uniform dark grey with pale grey oral discs.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Generally uncommon.
Similar species: Favia favus , Favia marshae
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Laborel (1969), Amaral (1992). Additional identification guide: Hetzel and Castro (1994).
Heliastraea aperta Verrill, 1868 (synonym)
Montastraea aperta (Verrill, 1868) (synonym, previous combination)
Orbicella aperta (Verrill, 1868) (synonymy)
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